The Extended Fiona Trust Principle: When would a jurisdiction clause in one contract apply to disputes arising out of another contract?

24 May 2023

The Appellate Division of the High Court decision in Allianz Capital Partners GmbH, Singapore Branch v Goh Andress [2023] SGHC(A) 18 is the first reported decision in Singapore adopting the Extended Fiona Trust Principle in the context of determining the jurisdiction clause applicable in a dispute involving a long-term incentive plan and employment contract. The exclusive jurisdiction clause in the employment contract was found to apply to disputes arising out of the long-term incentive plan. In this article, Directors Benjamin Gaw, Meryl Koh and Joel Tan examine the court’s reasoning and its application to the present facts.

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